As a former astronaut, Senator Mark Kelly has witnessed the deforestation of the Amazon from space and knows firsthand what climate change can do to the planet. And Kelly recognizes that Arizona is at the center of the climate crisis — with record-breaking heat and worsening droughts impacting millions across the state, especially those who can least afford it. He also understands that there is a great opportunity for Arizona to lead in the transition to a clean energy economy that creates good-paying jobs and safer, healthier communities while lowering costs for Arizona families. Additionally, with oil companies reporting record-breaking profits in the billions, Kelly is fighting to hold Big Oil accountable and end the price gouging that’s hurting working families. During his first year in the Senate, Kelly earned an impressive 97% in LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.
Arizona Senate candidate Blake Masters has tied himself to Big Oil and the MAGA radicals who want to upend our democracy. He continues to question climate science – ignoring the severe and devastating impacts of climate change in Arizona and calling efforts to confront the climate crisis “stupid.” Masters, whose campaign is being propped up by right-wing billionaire Peter Thiel, has also aggressively pushed the “Big Lie” that Donald Trump won the 2020 election. The Washington Post has even described Masters as having embraced “Trump’s extreme style” and reported that he cites Trump as his political inspiration. Unsurprisingly, Trump has endorsed Masters and campaigned with him prior to the Arizona Senate primary.
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Washington, D.C. – In response to Blake Masters winning the Republican Primary for U.S. Senate in Arizona, LCV Victory Fund issued the following statements:...Read More August 4, 2022